The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.


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Kathy Fallis

Engineering degree is a ‘wise investment’

As a military veteran, Kathy Fallis knew that duty could call at any time. While she wanted to pursue an advanced degree, Fallis knew her work as the Director of Operations for the 148th Space Operations Squadron with the California Air National Guard would need to remain a priority. The key to success was finding a school that would appreciate and help her overcome the specific challenges military personnel face and for Fallis, UW-Platteville was a great fit. Read more...

Linda Moser

Rocky start can't stop success

By her own admission, Linda Moser’s time with Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program got off to a rocky start. Read more...

Tracy Ball

Attend the Spring 2015 Career Fair

Distance students are invited to campus for the Spring 2015 Career Fair. The event runs February 10-12 and features both local and national employers from a wide variety of fields, many of whom have a history of hiring UW-Platteville graduates for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Read more...

Lori Wedig

Building and Balancing, DEL student reflects on upcoming graduation

Spring 2015 will present the first graduates of the UW-Platteville Distance Education Leadership program and Lori Wedig is proud to be one of them. Drawn to the program by an interest in higher education, Wedig was excited to start her new journey in a growing field. Read more...

Megan Hinderman

Connect with us!

While some New Year’s resolutions are burning out, the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center (DLC) is ramping things up. One of our goals for 2015 is to find new ways to engage with our students and alumni. This will include an increased social media presence, particularly using LinkedIn. Read more...

Congrats to our fall 2014 grads

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate all our December 2014 graduates. We had 120 students earn their master’s or bachelor’s degree this semester and were able to meet many of you at the commencement ceremony. Read more...

Sarah Fisher

Preview Week starts January 13

A new year brings a new semester full of exciting and challenging classes. While your schedule might be in place, you may still be anxious about your new classes and not know how to prepare. To help our students excel in the upcoming semester, UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center invites students to take part in Preview Week. Read more...

Gema Hernandez-Vazquez

Language no barrier to success

Gema Hernandez-Vazquez has faced many of the same challenges any online student may face while pursuing their degree. She had to strike the delicate balance between work and school, and found ways to manage her time even when the workload seemed daunting. What may set her experience apart from other students is that she has met and overcome all these challenges while studying in a foreign language. Read more...

Tracy Ball

Career advising now available

The Academic and Career Advising Center is pleased to assist distance education students in your career search process. While you will still work through your assigned advisor for all your academic needs, ACAC Counselors are available through email, phone and videoconferencing to assist you in finding an internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunity while you pursue your degree online with UW-Platteville. Read more...

Textbooks for online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental, depending on the textbook. Read more...

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